Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Please also allow a further 24-48 hours for your pharmacy to dispense the medication if you are collecting directly from them. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Patients requiring medication to take on holiday or trips for business abroad, will be provided up to a period of 3 months.

Medication required beyond 3 months must be obtained from a local source in the country in which you are visiting. Please ensure you have sufficient medication for your trip as in these circumstances, we cannot provide prescriptions to a 3rd party, for example a member of your family to deliver to you whilst abroad.

It is possible to avoid a further visit to the surgery by collecting your completed prescription direct from a local Chemist – please ask patient services staff for further details. Please note that if you request medication that has not been given to you on a regular basis the doctor may need to see you.

Patients who are prescribed long term medication will be subject to a regular medication review by a doctor.

Medication reviews can be made either on the telephone with a doctor, for your convenience or by doctor consultation.

Please take note of any advice provided to you by patient services staff, by notification on the retained part of your prescription or by direct letter. It is in the interest of you our patient, that such reviews are regularly maintained to ensure you receive the most appropriate medication for your needs.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

Prescription (per item): £8.40 (£16.80 per pair of elastic hosiery)
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

Telephone advice and order line: 0845 850 0030

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There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website